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AZ Business Magazine

About AZ Business Magazine

Over the past two-and-a-half decades, Arizona Business Magazine has grown to encompass not just Arizona Business Magazine, but also a whole host of other publications and signature events. Arizona Business Magazine is the state’s leading monthly business publication. Published by AZ Big Media, the magazine covers a wide-range of topics focusing on the Arizona business scene, and is aimed at high-level corporate executives and business owners.

Mooney leads State Bar’s Tax Law Section

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The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced that shareholder Kelly C. Mooney has been elected as chair of the Tax Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona for 2014-2015. The Tax Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona provides leadership for tax attorneys and other tax professionals by furthering their education in… Read More →

Arizona Sunbelt Chapter MPI 2014: A Special Arizona Business Report

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This issue took 30 years to create A lot of history was made in 1984. • Ronald Reagan defeated Walter F. Mondale with 59 percent of the popular vote, the highest since Richard Nixon’s 61 percent in 1972. • Apple Inc. placed the first Macintosh personal computer on sale in the United States. • The… Read More →

Arizona’s 2014 Most Admired Companies: A Special Az Business Report

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This issue took 30 years to create A lot of history was made in 1984. • Ronald Reagan defeated Walter F. Mondale with 59 percent of the popular vote, the highest since Richard Nixon’s 61 percent in 1972. • Apple Inc. placed the first Macintosh personal computer on sale in the United States. • The… Read More →

Az Business Magazine September/October 2014

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This issue took 30 years to create A lot of history was made in 1984. • Ronald Reagan defeated Walter F. Mondale with 59 percent of the popular vote, the highest since Richard Nixon’s 61 percent in 1972. • Apple Inc. placed the first Macintosh personal computer on sale in the United States. • The… Read More →

Cox names new Southwest Region manager

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Cox Communications announced today that John Wolfe will take the reins as senior vice president and southwest region manager, effective immediately. The region is Cox’s largest nationwide and includes Las Vegas, Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas. Wolfe comes to the Southwest from Cox’s Northeast region, where he served as the senior vice president and region… Read More →

New robotic surgery debuts at West Valley Hospital

Dr. Miles Howard, an OB-GYN on staff at West Valley Hospital, who performed the first surgery with the new da Vinci Xi.

The first surgery in the Valley using the new da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system was performed September 15 at Abrazo Health’s West Valley Hospital. West Valley Hospital in Goodyear is the only hospital in the Phoenix metropolitan area that has the da Vinci Xi, which is designed to offer patients minimally invasive procedures and… Read More →

Mesa Schools, Cox Begin Pilot Program

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Cox has announced the continuation of its participation in Connect2Compete for two more years and pledged $15 million in support of broadband adoption initiatives through 2016. The broadband adoption program offers discounted high speed Internet service to low-income families with children who qualify for the National School Lunch Program. Locally, Cox Arizona also announced a… Read More →

Shea breaks ground on Shea3D community in Estrella

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Shea Homes Arizona will break ground in mid-September, on its fifth Shea3D community in the West Valley, anticipated to open this December. Inspire at Estrella will be the sixth Shea Homes community opening this year. Located in Goodyear, Estrella is a 20,000 acre resort-style, master-planned community set against the Sierra Estrella Mountains. Although it’s a… Read More →

Swadish named Biltmore’s PR and marketing manager

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The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort has appointed Samantha Swadish to the position of public relations and marketing manager, announced General Manager Sheila Foley. “With her years of experience at a sister Waldorf Astoria resort, she brings the in-depth, insider knowledge and experience to step right in and begin successfully guiding our extensive marketing,… Read More →

SagePoint Financial builds recruiting team

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Phoenix-based SagePoint Financial, Inc., one of the leading independent broker-dealers in the nation, has named Genevieve Hodges-Sisco, Senior Vice-President of Recruiting. She will focus on recruiting individual financial advisors and groups to the broker-dealer. Additionally, Nathan Akers has been named Vice-President, Recruiting, assisting Hodges-Sisco in the firm’s recruiting activities. “We are committed to recruiting talented… Read More →

Arizona State Credit Union rewards grads

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Arizona State Credit Union awarded $38,000 to 19 deserving students and alumni of Arizona universities and colleges through its Community Leaders Scholarship and Loan Reduction Grant program. The seventh annual grant and scholarship program supports the Credit Union’s ongoing commitment to provide financial assistance to students and alumni of in-state colleges and universities. “The Credit… Read More →

Banner Health sees major gains in quality

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Phoenix-area beneficiaries in the Medicare Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) served by Banner Health Network (BHN) receive a high level of quality care and preventive medicine that results in less cost to the nation’s Medicare system. Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the preliminary results for the Pioneer ACO’s Performance Year… Read More →

Phoenix attorney will lead Hispanic Bar

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Attorney Freddy Saavedra, who practices Social Security Disability Law at the Law Offices of Stephanie Lake, P.C., in Phoenix, has been elected to the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) as President for Region XIV, covering all of Arizona and Nevada. His role with HNBA is to help grow the membership and also connect to the… Read More →

Skartveit named Delta’s director of underwriting

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Delta Dental of Arizona announced the hiring of Eric Skartveit as the dental insurance company’s new director of underwriting. “We are excited to have Eric as a part of the Delta Dental team,” said Craig Livesay, Delta Dental of Arizona’s vice president of operations. “His expertise in dental product strategy, risk management and financial consulting… Read More →

Magellan opens headquarters in Scottsdale

Barry M. Smith, Magellan Health, Inc.

Magellan Health, Inc. announced that it has opened its new corporate headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz. With the company’s growing presence in Arizona following the acquisition of Partners Rx, Magellan originally announced on April 29 that it would be moving its headquarters from Connecticut to Arizona. “Magellan has had a long history in the State of… Read More →